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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

    CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn’t stopped the war yet, and…

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Trump’s Military Spending Cuts Mask Record “Defense” Budget

    Trump’s Military Spending Cuts Mask Record “Defense” Budget

US President Donald Trump called for defense spending cuts during a Cabinet meeting on October 17th. In fact, he asked all cabinet members to institute budget cuts of at least 5% for their departments in 2019. Speaking to the press prior to the Cabinet meeting, Trump spoke of his plan to ask every secretary to make…

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America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

    America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

President Donald Trump signed a $717 billion military spending bill on August 14. What made headlines was not the size of the bill or what is in the bill. Rather, most were upset that Trump did not thank Senator John McCain, whose name was put on the bill by his colleagues in Congress to honor…

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Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawal, Oppose Increased Military Spending

    Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawal, Oppose Increased Military Spending

BERLIN — After over 70 years, Germans have apparently had enough of the U.S. troop presence in their country, the second largest presence of U.S. troops abroad after Japan. According to a YouGov poll conducted by Germany’s DPA news agency, 42% of Germans support a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in the country with 37%…

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America Accounts for About Half of World’s Military Spending

  America Accounts for About Half of World’s Military Spending

The National Priorities Project headlines “U.S. Military Spending vs. the World” and reports: “World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total.” But it can’t be believed, because, even if other nations aren’t under-reporting their military expenditures, the U.S. certainly is — under-reporting it by about 50%. The reality…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

  America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America

  Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America

Mark my words, America’s war spending will bankrupt the nation. For that matter, America’s war spending has already bankrupted the nation to the tune of more than $20 trillion dollars. Now the Trump Administration is pushing for a $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 that would add $7 trillion to the already unsustainable federal deficit in order to sustain America’s military empire…

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